Kellogg’s Vintage – Day 4

Kellogg’s Vintage – RoseArt – approx. 125/500 pieces

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) we have come to the end of the vintage Kellogg’s mascot puzzles. They were so entertaining to put together and a welcome way for me to step back into puzzles after a long hiatus. 💕🧩

I’m old, but apparently not old enough to remember who two of those mascots are. I know the frog in the middle is Dig ‘Em, but the other two don’t look familiar at all. AT ALL. I feel old.

I am old.

There was a bit of sleuthing required to find out their names; the monkey on the left is Jose and he was the mascot for Cocoa Krispies. He didn’t last long at that job because it was felt that Jose with his cabana boy hat and bongo drum was an ethnic stereotype. Having seen quite a few older commercials from the 50’s and 60’s I absolutely wouldn’t doubt that he was stereotypical – at the very least.

The chipmunk on the right is Sugar Pops Pete. He sure looks like he’s having a good time, doesn’t he? I used to like Sugar Pops when I was a young’un; it’s another one of those cereals that ended up taking the word “sugar” out of their name. Heaven forbid! Sugar! *clutching my pearls*

If you’re new here, these are 500 piece puzzles from RoseArt/Lafayette Puzzle Factory; each puzzle is a set of 12-18 smaller shaped puzzles in various themes. Each smaller puzzle has a different colored backing – you can choose to work the entire set as one large 500 piece puzzle, or sort them according to color and work on each smaller image individually. I’ve found that either way is entertaining, it all depends on what you prefer.

These sets of small shaped puzzles always bring me joy. If they look like you might enjoy them too they are highly recommended. 🥣

Kellogg’s Vintage – Day 3

Kellogg’s Vintage – RoseArt – approx. 125/500 pieces

More of the vintage Kellogg’s mascots and boxes – how many of you knew that at one point the mascot for Honey Smacks (which used to be called Sugar Smacks and seems to have been altered for this puzzle) was a seal? I never knew that! A quick search tells me his name was Smaxey the Seal. I watched an old commercial with Smaxey on YouTube and, uh, it was something.

For me, the vintage image of Tony the Tiger is so odd looking with those eyes, I don’t ever recall seeing this version of him way back in the Cretaceous period when I was young. 🦖

Still, even though Tony’s eyes were freaking me out and I was completely in the dark about who the seal was, these puzzles were still entertaining to assemble and I enjoyed myself very much.

Anyone else out there tried these puzzle sets? Aren’t they great fun?

Kellogg’s Vintage – Day 2

Kellogg’s Vintage – RoseArt – approx. 125/500 pieces

All the mascots have changed so much, it’s interesting to look back on where they started out. You probably can’t read it, but underneath Toucan Sam’s bowl it says “Real fruit flavor in a crystallized oat cereal”. That doesn’t sound very appetizing to me at all – crystallized? Ick. 🤮

If you haven’t tried any of these sets from RoseArt/Lafayette Puzzle Factory I highly recommend giving them a go. There are so many great sets out there and they are good quality. They aren’t premium quality puzzles, but they’re extremely entertaining and great for when you don’t have much time. The backs are color coded so that you can sort them easily and if you want you can grab a pile of pieces and a cup of coffee and complete an entire image. Love it!

Kellogg’s Vintage – Day 1

Kellogg’s Vintage – RoseArt – approx. 125/500 pieces

After many months of zero puzzling I was too chicken to start with a larger puzzle right away upon my return; so I got one of my multipack puzzles out and worked on these 12 mini puzzles instead. You won’t be surprised to find out I had a great time assembling them – as usual.

It was so fascinating to see all the older mascots for Kellogg’s cereals. Quite a few of them I’d never seen before; and many of the older versions of the current mascots were just as entertaining to see. Vintage Tony the Tiger looks very odd to me. 🐯

Kellogg’s Fun Pack

Kellogg’s Fun Pack – Spin Master Games – 600 pieces (100 pieces each)

Another six-pack of cereal puzzles, but instead of General Mills cereals this time we have Kellogg’s. It’s been quite a while since I did the first set (by White Mountain), and although last time each little puzzle got it’s own post I don’t think it’ll be that way this time around. There are way too many puzzles in the queue to add 6 more all at once!

As far as I know this is my first Spin Master puzzle, and the quality was impressive. The pieces were on the thinner side, but not too much so; excellent reproduction, good fit, and nice variety of shapes too. The pieces are on the larger side, and each finished puzzle was approximately 9 x 13 inches – pretty big for only 100 pieces. All around they are a good quality set of puzzles, and were extremely fun to put together.

Ready for some cereal memories and critiques?

These used to be called Sugar Smacks when I was young, but nowadays we wouldn’t want anyone to think we’re feeding our little ones anything less than healthy. Changing the name but keeping the food inside the same doesn’t do much if you ask me. Oh well. Corporations. Whatchya gonna do?

I don’t recall ever having these, they never really appealed to me or my sisters; or maybe we did have them and I’m just too old to remember things accurately. 🤔

Here’s another one that I never cared for. Fruity and chocolatey cereals weren’t my thing as a child – and they still aren’t.

Ah, my old friend Toucan Sam; I enjoyed his commercials very much, but not his cereal. Again, not a fan of the fruity tastes. They all tasted the same to me – boring.

Now we’re getting to the good stuff if you ask me. Of the six cereals in this pack, this is really the only one I actually liked. It’s like Corn Flakes, but without the hassle of having to transfer the sugar bowl into cereal bowl to make it palatable. Every once in a while I get a craving for these and buy myself a box, but that doesn’t happen very often, and usually before the box is gone I’ve become bored with them.

Corn Pops were ok, in a pinch – they were sweeter than Kix, and the texture was slightly less like cardboard; but overall I’d rather have almost anything else (except Grape Nuts). If memory serves they were just puffs of squeaky cereal without much flavor. No thank you.

Rice Krispies are BORING as a cereal in my humble opinion, but excellent for making tasty treats with melted marshmallows and a little butter.

These little puzzles were lots of fun, and if you’re in the mood for some sweetened cereals without all the calories I can definitely recommend this pack of puzzles. 🥣

And tomorrow is the announcement of the winner of the Happy New Year Puzzle Giveaway – if you haven’t entered yet this is your last chance!